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Mammals on the EDGE: Conservation Priorities Based on Threat and Phylogeny
- N. Isaac, S. Turvey, B. Collen, C. Waterman, J. Baillie
- Environmental Science, BiologyPloS one
- 14 March 2007
A simple index is defined that measures the contribution made by different species to phylogenetic diversity and how the index might contribute towards species-based conservation priorities and suggests that global conservation priorities may have to be reassessed in order to prevent a disproportionately large amount of mammalian evolutionary history becoming extinct in the near future.
Defaunation in the Anthropocene
- R. Dirzo, H. Young, M. Galetti, G. Ceballos, N. Isaac, B. Collen
- Environmental ScienceScience
- 25 July 2014
Defaunation is both a pervasive component of the planet’s sixth mass extinction and also a major driver of global ecological change.
Global Biodiversity: Indicators of Recent Declines
Most indicators of the state of biodiversity showed declines, with no significant recent reductions in rate, whereas indicators of pressures on biodiversity showed increases, indicating that the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 targets have not been met.
Global effects of land use on local terrestrial biodiversity
A terrestrial assemblage database of unprecedented geographic and taxonomic coverage is analysed to quantify local biodiversity responses to land use and related changes and shows that in the worst-affected habitats, pressures reduce within-sample species richness by an average of 76.5%, total abundance by 39.5% and rarefaction-based richness by 40.3%.
A Standard Lexicon for Biodiversity Conservation: Unified Classifications of Threats and Actions
- N. Salafsky, D. Salzer, D. Wilkie
- Environmental ScienceConservation biology : the journal of the Society…
- 1 August 2008
Almost all threats and actions could be assigned to the new classification systems, save for some cases lacking detailed information, which provided an improved way of analyzing and comparing information across projects when compared with earlier systems.
The Status of the World's Land and Marine Mammals: Diversity, Threat, and Knowledge
A comprehensive assessment of the conservation status and distribution of the world's mammals is presented, compiled by 1700+ experts, to suggest common mechanisms driving diversity and endemism across systems.
Large mammal population declines in Africa’s protected areas
The Impact of Conservation on the Status of the World’s Vertebrates
Though the threat of extinction is increasing, overall declines would have been worse in the absence of conservation, and current conservation efforts remain insufficient to offset the main drivers of biodiversity loss in these groups.
The conservation status of the world's reptiles